## Thursday, March 30, 2017

### Thrilling Thursday

This morning the students worked on solving our weekly puzzles and then had time to complete a WTW practice activity.  Then, they worked on their culture Google Slide presentations.  As they worked, I met with individual students to continue my monthly informal reading testing.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that we completed a word problem warm up involving decimals to the hundredths, money, and logic.  Then we went over last night's homework and began our rotations.

During the small group instruction we worked on drawing visual models to help us solve word problems involving the measurement of distances to the hundredth kilometer.  During math with a partner, the students played Decimal War using special cards.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Learn Zillion lesson about adding decimals and took notes in their math journals.  Then they practiced adding decimals using the site,  Hungry Puppies Decimals.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete problems C and D on the worksheet we began in class.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When we returned to class we began our literacy block.

While I Continued by monthly, informal, reading testing, the students worked independently on the following tasks.  First, they viewed a Flocabulary lesson about summarizing text.  Then they took an online quiz.  After that, they read an article about cockroaches, completed a 5 Ws organizer, and wrote a summary.  Next the students had time to complete the web, they began yesterday, for their memoir.  They had time to complete a WTW practice activity.

After reading, we took a Go Noodle brain break, and then focused on writing.  First the students shared their web with their writing partner,.  After that, we identified various ways to begin our memoir and hook our readers.  Next we looked at some examples.  Finally, the students spent 17 minutes drafting the beginning of their memoir.  We ended with a couple of students sharing their writing.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC-Holman's Homework.